Anabel Montesinos, the youngest winner (at the age of 17 years old) of the Francisco Tárrega International Guitar Competition in Spain, is a leader figure on the classical guitar worldwide. A winner of major guitar contests like the Michele Pittaluga, Citá di Alessandria, in Italy and the Andrés Segovia in Spain, Anabel Montesinos has performed concerts across the planet, made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in the year 2011, performed several times at the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow and performed with orchestras like the Philharmonic of Turin-Italy, Philharmonic of Oulu-Finland, Havana Philharmonic -Cuba, Philharmonic of Moscow-Russia, etc. She has recorded for the label Naxos and her first CD was chosen as a part of the music program for intercontinental flights by the British Airways. Anabel Montesinos is a Savarez Artist, performs with Cantiga Blue strings. She is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero, in Italy.
Marco Tamayo, the Cuban guitarist with Austrian citizenship, acclaimed as “Il Re della Chitarra” by the Italian Newspaper L’ Stampa, is a winner of major international competitions, performed with well-known orchestras and conductors around the globe and is a leading figure on the classical guitar now a days. Marco Tamayo is Professor at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg, Professor at the Landeskonservatorium – Gustav Mahler University in Klagenfurt, Guest Professor at the Music Academy in Gdansk, Poland and was a Prof. at the Sydney University in Australia. His book called “Essential Principles for the performance on the classical guitar” has changed the approach on the instrument and its teaching worldwide. His students enjoy an international career. Marco Tamayo is artistic director of the Michelle Pittaluga Int. Guitar competition in Alessandria, Italy. He is also an Honour Citizen of the city of Solero and Alessandria, both in Italy. Tamayo is a Savarez artist, plays on Alliance Blue-Cantiga strings. Marco Tamayo is Chairman of the Marco Tamayo Edition, publishing house created on 2014 and that has renewed the classical guitar editions up to our days and the organizer together with Anabel Montesinos and the Marco Tamayo Edition, of the Klagenfurt International Guitar Festival and Competition.
Born in 1973 in Paris, Judicael Perroy began playing the guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-districts of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the Ecole Nationale d’Aulnay-sous-Bois where he graduated with honours. At age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won the grand prize and audience prize at the 15th Concours International de Guitare René Bartoli by unanimous jury decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponce’s class and later that year he was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without any jury. In 1996, he was the first prize winner of his graduating class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris Conservatoire).
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts and master classes. In between his North American tour that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances were broadcast live on France-Musique followed by extensive recital tours throughout the world. Highly sought after and in great demand as a teacher, he is regularly invited to give master classes at many of the top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. Mr. Perroy’s students have won several top prizes in regional, national and international competitions including Guitar Foundation of America, while emerging as mature and upcoming rising stars of classical guitar and international music scene. Mr. Perroy is currently the Professor at the Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois a position which he has held since 2004. He holds the Certificate of Aptitude (CA), and has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique Blanc-Mesnil from 1995 to 2004. Furthermore, in winter of 2000, he was the chosen substitute for the chair of guitar department, Steven Robinson, at Stetson University.
He currently resides in Paris while he enjoys teaching at the Pôle Sup’ 93, Lille’s apPSEA (Association de préfiguration du Pôle supérieur d’enseignements artistiques) Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois a position he has held since 2004 while traveling and concertizing around the world.
Judicaël Perroy’s discography is varied and mostly of traditional classical composers (JS Bach; Mauro Giuliani; Handel; Isaac Albéniz) but also for the more modern guitar repertoire (Piazzola; Gerardo Núñez; Nikita Koshkin). His transcription of Bach’s second keyboard partita in C minor BWV 826, a first for the classical guitar, was released on the Naxos Records label in 2010 as part of an all Bach CD.